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Historical Events In 1981

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Jan 16   Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in the Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Björn Borg in the year 1981.  

Jan 16   John Lennon releases "Woman" in UK on this day in history.  

Jan 16   Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth on this day in history.  

Jan 16   Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband on this day in history.  

Jan 17   Bernard Lee, actor (M in James Bond Movies), dies at 73 in the year 1981.  

Jan 17   On this day in history philippino President Marcos ends state of siege  

Jan 18   In the year 1981 iran accepts US offer of $7.9 billion in frozen assets  

Jan 18   In the year 1981 iran agrees in principle to the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months.  

Jan 18   On this day in history wendy O Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity  

Jan 19   Iran agrees in principle to the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months on this day in history.  

Jan 19   In the year 1981 muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide  

Jan 19   In the year 1981 uS & Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages  

Jan 20   Admiral Stansfield Turner, USN (Retired), ends term as 12th director of CIA on this day in history.  

Jan 20   Iran releases the 52 American hostages it had held for over a year on this day in history.  

Jan 20   On this day in history ronald Reagan inaugurated as President  

Jan 20   Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th president of the United States. That same day, 52 American hostages were released by Iran after 444 days in captivity in the year 1981.  

Jan 21   In the year 1981 allyn Joslyn, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), dies at 79  

Jan 21   In the year 1981 bernhard Goetz is assaulted for first time on a New York subway train  

Jan 22   On this day in history fannie Thomas, US, dies at 113  

Jan 23   On this day in history bobby Sherwood, orch leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 66  

Jan 23   On this day in history jochem Bird elected mayor of West Berlin  

Jan 24   In the year 1981 kim Hughes scores 213 vs India at Adelaide  

Jan 25   In the year 1981 adele Marie Astaire, sister of Fred Astaire, dies at 82  

Jan 25   Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death on this day in history.  

Jan 25   The 52 American hostages held by Iran for 444 days arrive back in the U.S on this day in history.  

Jan 26   Sandeep Patil scores memorable 174 vs Australia at Adelaide Oval on this day in history.  

Jan 27   Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

Jan 28   In the year 1981 olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallons of oil in a ship collision  

Jan 28   In the year 1981 william J Casey becomes the 13th director of CIA (until 1987)  

Jan 29   On this day in history cozy Cole rocker (Topsy Part II), dies  

Jan 29   On this day in history cozy Cole, rocker (Topsy Part II), dies  

Jan 30   In the year 1981 8th American Music Award Kenny Rogers wins  

Jan 31   In the year 1981 "The Tide Is High" by Blondie hits #1  

Jan 31   In the year 1981 38th Golden Globes Ordinary People, Coal Miner's Daughter  

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Famous Birthdays In 1981

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer was born in the year 1981.  

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress  

Apr 28   Jessica Alba, American actress was born in the year 1981.  

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of john O'Shea, Irish footballer  

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of emma Pierson, British actress  

May 19   Georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter was born on this day in history.  

May 19   Luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer was born on this day in history.  

May 22   In the year 1981 birth of bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler  

Famous Deaths In 1981

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920) died on this day in history.  

Jan 02   David Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1981 death of princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883)  

Jan 05   Harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   A[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84 in the year 1981.  

Jan 07   On this day in history jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69  

Jan 08   Matthew Beard, entertainer, dies in the year 1981.  

Jan 09   Kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58 in the year 1981.  

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